The French Foreign Minister, Catherine Colonna, who is visiting Kyiv and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has asked him to do everything possible to allow the Ukrainian authorities to allow the return of the body of journalist Frederic Leclerc. Imof to his family as soon as possible.
“He promised to help me,” said Kolona, who described the Frenchman's death as “a crime that is in fact a crime, as a civilian convoy was attacked and a journalist who did his job was killed.” p>
In addition, clarifications on the circumstances of the death of journalist Frederic Leclerc-Imoff, 32, were given by his colleagues at the television station BFM, where he worked for the last six years.
Clearly agitated and excited, they broke the news immediately after President Macron announced his death, noting that his armored vehicle was not hit directly and that his death was caused by fragments that went through the “windshield”.
“Frederick was in the front seat and a fragment hit him,” said Patrick Soss, the channel's reporter, adding that the other journalist in the back, Maxim Bradstater, who was sitting in the back seat, was “slightly injured” while the third member of the team, Oxana Leuta, who was also in the back seat, suffered nothing.
“Frederick was not hot-headed. “He weighed every minute of his mission,” said Mark-Olivier Fogiel, BFM General Manager's obviously excited, on the channel. assessed, as every morning, the risks. Frederick and Oxana thought the mission was safe enough and that they could go, while Maxim had some reservations, as he could have the day before or the day after. But (…) was also a very close-knit journalistic team and so they decided to go there for reporting “, explained the director of BFM.
Referring to the” first reaction “of his mother Frederick, when talking to her on the phone, said that despite her pain, “he asked to know how Maxim and Oxana were. “She knew what her son (…)'s job was and she had a form of pride,” Fonziel concluded.